The Federal Government, Wednesday, granted Nigerian citizenship to 174 foreigners. Briefing journalists after the weekly meeting of the Executive Council of the Federation, FEC, chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan, the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, said a breakdown of the applications submitted included those from 45 foreigners married to Nigerians, and 129 from persons that were born by naturalised Nigerians.Read More
UMUAHIA—AS the tenure of Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State ends early next year, a coalition of Igbo organizations has recommended Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State to take over as the Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum which Obi has held for over six years.Read More
…as Urhobo nation hails emergence
ABUJA—CHIEF Emmanuel Aguariavwodo, was Wednesday, sworn in as the senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District in the Senate, following his victory in the October 12, by-election.
The Committee of E-Banking Industry Heads (CeBIH) will examine opportunities for growth in the burgeoning Nigeria electronic payment market at its 3rd annual conference.Read More
IN a bid to decongest the Lagos area ports, the Federal Government is set to transfer over 4000 unclaimed containers from the various terminals in Lagos ports to Ikorodu.Read More
Nigeria has the potential to earn huge foreign exchange from exporting chilies like ‘Atarodo’, ‘Sombo’ and ‘Tatase.Read More
The story of Adetoun Adekoya is like a classic music hit. It has all the harmonies, melodies, and groove of an evergreen musical piece . Adetoun is definitely not a new name in the entertainment industry. She made her big break when she emerged 2nd Runner-Up during this year’s MTN Project Fame West Africa (Season 5). Adetoun Adekoya won a brand new Toyota Yaris including a cash prize of N1 million naira. To further unleash her music prowess, she released her waka laden track: Cindarella, which is gradually carving a niche for her in the Nigerian music landscape. In this interview with Showtime, Adetoun opens up on life after project fame, how she handles stardom, and her passion for music…Enjoy!!!Read More
*Gov Aliyu heads nPDP committee on teachers, FG’s rift
*Demands immediate unsealing of secretariats …
ABUJA—WORRIED by the prolonged strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led new Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, has commenced a seven-day fasting and prayer starting from today.
DR. Jonathan Silas Zwingina represented Adamawa South Constituency in the Senate between 1999 and 2007 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview, he said that the face-off between the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and the rebelling governors within the party, was borne out of the urge by Tukur to fight the culture of impunity practised by some state governors. He also said that President Goodluck Jonathan had no agreement with the North over 2015, adding that the North has never formed a common front in any election. Excerpts:Read More
Last week, I wrote on this column that Nigerians’ penchant for foreign goods has continued to put pressure on the nation’s external reserves and the exchange rate. In the article, I asked for how long the CBN will continue to defend the naira. Some readers wrote in to say that the article was more of a question and did not suggest solution.Read More
•Say it will affect market performance in 2nd half…
The positive sentiment at the Nigerian stock market at the beginning of the year has continued to impact on performance of the market which has recorded a 26 per cent growth in the last eight months. The market indicators, which are the barometer of the health of the financial market, as at the end of third quarter of 2013 showed that share prices of most of the companies listed in the exchange have risen by 26.6 per cent.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, has warned Market Makers against exercising voting right in companies in whose securities they make market in, saying that severe sanctions will be meted out to offenders.Read More
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has written the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, asking it not to tamper with its nomination of Mr. Tony Nwoye as its candidate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Anambra State.Read More
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN said at end of June 2013 , the total amount released under the Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme (CACS) to the 19 participating banks for disbursement to agriculture sector stood at N217.4 billion (for 288 projects).Read More
Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc has stated that it is awaiting the approval of the Federal Government to enable it deliver a portion of its 50 mega watts of electricity to businesses around Apapa and also to the national grid.Read More